This mulled wine recipe from Italy is easy and fun to make, and a great hot celebratory beverage to share with family and friends.

It tastes delicious, but making it might be the best part. It’s a real crowd pleaser as you set it aflame before consuming.

You can make mulled wine into a complicated process with all kinds of spices, fruits, and additional alcohol. But I like to keep it really simple with only four key ingredients.

Here is my recipe for Vin Brulé.


  • 1 bottle of dry red wine
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • the peel of 1 orange
  • 3-4 tablespoons of sugar


  • Put all ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Cover and cook on high.
  • When it starts to boil, remove lid and light with a match. Be careful: A beautiful large blue flame will burst out.
  • When the flames dies down, ladle into mugs.
  • Serves 4.